Daily Archives: 2 years ago

Philippines wins seat in UNCLoS recognized body

The Philippines won a seat in the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) at elections held during the 28th session of the IOC Assembly at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the Department of Foreign Affairs said today. IOC Executive Council is composed of 40 Member States. Philippines will be holding the position from 2015 […]

Philippines, Spain celebrate years of strong friendship

The Philippines and Spain are celebrating years of strong bilateral relations. This year marks 13th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day with theme “Transitions, Trade and Transpacific Changes.” Since 2003, Philippine-Spanish relations are celebrated on June 30 of every year through a series of activities especially in Baler and Spain. Members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the […]

Notorious NPA top leader killed in Davao

New People’s Army (NPA) top leader in Davao was killed Sunday, June 28 around 2:30 pm at Purok 9, Brgy Pañalum, Paquibato District, Davao City. Leoncio Pitao alias Parago is the commander of the NPA’s 1st Pulang Bagani Command (PBC 1). Pitao and an unidentified female rebel believed to be his medical aide was killed […]

Cebu breaks ground for world’s first resort airport

The world’s first resort airport undergoes groundbreaking ceremony today, June 29 in Cebu. “It will not only cement our place on the global map as a major tourist and business destination, it will boost the local economy and is projected to generate jobs especially in Cebu,” DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya said. Concessionaire GMR-Megawide […]

Filipino among candidates for top post in UN maritime body

The Philippines, supplying 30 percent of seafarers worldwide, may soon hold the top post in International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the United Nations (UN) body governing the global shipping industry. The voting for IMO Secretary General is set tomorrow, June 30 at IMO Headquarters in London. Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio […]